Welcome to the Wagnalls Memorial Library

Guests who visit the Wagnalls Memorial for the first time are enthralled by its Tudor-Gothic style that’s reminiscent of the Medieval Revival period. The vaulted ceilings, rich oak woodwork, native-freestone, hanging metal chandeliers, steep pitched roof, window casements, carved wood sculptures, and other architectural characteristics make the turn-of-the-century library a truly unique destination. A vital community resource, the library provides people living in the Columbus area and visitors with a center for educational, cultural, and literary arts activities. We invite you to tour our beautiful library, manicured gardens, and historic theater and to consider supporting the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation so we may continue to preserve and operate this historic community treasure.

 

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Job Openings at the Wagnalls

Part-time On-call Maintenance Position
We are looking for on-call individuals to help with set-up and tear-down for events at The Wagnalls Memorial. This position has no regular hours, your hours will be scheduled in advance with the event manager based on events scheduled and your availability to work. Responsibilities include set-up of tables and chairs and cleaning before events and tear-down of tables and chairs and cleaning after events. Other duties as assigned. $10/hour.

Minimum Requirements:
Age 18 or older
Physical ability to set-up and tear-down large amounts of tables and chairs
Weekend and evening availability
Good communication skills
Must pass a background check

 

If interested, please email Sarah Mayzum at smayzum@wagnalls.org

UFOs Are Real

A discussion on the UFO phenomenon both past and present. Looking at the best evidence and most amazing encounters. Hosted by Cameron Jones.

November 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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“Best library in Ohio! Such history and the library itself is a wonder to behold.” – Rosi V.

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What’s Happening – Community Events

The Wagnalls Memorial Library is proud to offer a series of events created at the request of the community.

Art Classes

Artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes for children aged 9-17 and adults at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on Thursdays. Children will be from 5pm - 6pm. Adults will be from 6pm - 7pm. Classes will be $10 a class.  Drop-ins welcome.  Bring a current project for Julian to help with or […]

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$10

Class (Private)

The Community Building can be the perfect location for your class or business meeting!  Room for up to 120 people.  Projector and screen available upon request. Contact Sarah for more information smayzum@wagnalls.org 614-837-4765 ext 126

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The Evening of Writing Uncontrollably

Have you ever wanted to attend NaNoWriMo’s Night of Writing Dangerously? Well, you’re not alone. In honor of National Novel Writing Month, Wagnalls Memorial will be holding the Evening of Writing Uncontrollably. Come be inspired not only by fellow writers but also by our beautiful Tudor-Gothic style library. Like the original NaNoWriMo event, this write-a-thon […]

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$15
Wagnalls Memorial Library, 150 E Columbus St
Lithopolis, OH 43136 United States
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Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

Adult Hatha Yoga

Adult Hatha Yoga Time: 6:30-7:30pm Place: The Wagnalls Memorial Community Building or The Wagnalls Gardens (weather permitting) Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical poses, breath practice, meditation and time for deep relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary. Bring a mat! Drop-ins are […]

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$10

Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

LIBRARY CLOSES AT 5PM

The library will close at 5pm on Wednesday November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

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LIBRARY CLOSED

The library will be closed Thursday November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

Adult Hatha Yoga

Adult Hatha Yoga Time: 6:30-7:30pm Place: The Wagnalls Memorial Community Building or The Wagnalls Gardens (weather permitting) Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical poses, breath practice, meditation and time for deep relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary. Bring a mat! Drop-ins are […]

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$10

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